Archive for June 2009

Headless Hydra Games?

June 23, 2009

Head on over to my new blog… the home of Headless Hydra Games! You can find it here, http://headlesshydragames.wordpress.com and as always, tell me what you think!

Mor Aldenn needs…you!

June 17, 2009

Well, its actually me who needs you!

My new setting is entering the near-completion stage and I’m looking for someone to sort of “review” it.

I’m looking for 3-5 people, who loves fantasy, loves reading settings, can be either DMs or Players, but who have at least some understanding of D&D or even Pathfinder.

I’m NOT looking for someone to just pad me on the back and say “good work”, I want honest oppinions on what you think is good and what you think is bad, and I want good arguments that gets your points across.

I’m looking to make this product even better, but with that in mind, Mor Aldenn is NOT a 200 page setting, its a small setting with a lot of growth opportunities, which you will see in other products in the future.

If this is something that appeals to you, then I’d like you to think about the following when reading the “Guide to Mor Aldenn”;

Is this setting special? Not necessarily unique, but does it have something that make it stand out from the other settings out there?

Is the language easy to understand? Is it clumsy, strange, strong, funny etc.

Is there any one feature that you like more than others? Are there features that you truly dislikes?

What do you think about the page layout, the artwork and the cartography? Is it missing something, or does it complement the setting?

And a thousand other questions…

Drop me a PM if this is something that you’d like to do, the finished Guide will probably be around 20 pages, so dont expect to spend the entire summer on this, just a few days…

And the last thing… whats in it for you? Well, I’ll give you credit in the book, of course, and you will get some inside into the design process of a RPG book. I will also, if you are interested, offer you a free version of the finished product… when its published.

Thanks for listening!

Red borders

June 15, 2009

Here’s the example that I talked about earlier, and the more I look at it, the more I like it. But then again, I think I’ve said that before..

Maybe the final page layout!

You can see a slightly larger version here; http://s24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/brekkil/?action=view&current=page_layout_red_borders.jpg

Complicated layout and a question!

June 15, 2009

I’m sorry to say that maybe I’ll be forced to drop the cool borders that Justin Hernandez created, because they are just too difficult to use and not done in the best possible way. The fault, however, is all mine, as they are done exactly as I told him to. They are just too complicated and makes for a slightly weird page layout. What I really want, at least to begin with, is something far more simpler and useful.

As I’m writing from work, I really cant give you an example of what I’ talking about, but I’ll post an example when I get home. This new page layout will (quite possibly) be the last one that I’m doing for the “Playtest Edition”, and it shouldn’t take me more than a week to finish, and that is, if I work slowly.

Also, a question for you!

What would you like to read about in the sidebars? There will be lots of space for sidebars, and while it wont be a problem for me to come up with ideas for them, I’d like to hear your oppinions. Do you want to have “Behind the Scenes” sections, or maybe just a little info about various topics, like the ferry, fishing, beasts and whatnot.

Cover preview!

June 12, 2009

I just love to show you guys something new whenever I get it, and this time we are talking about a small preview of the first adventure cover to “a trail of poison”.

Dont be shy, let me know what you think!

Illus. Mario Zuccarello

Another Page Layout…?

June 11, 2009

Here’s another example…

Thoughts anyone?

 

To see a larger version, follow this link; http://s24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/brekkil/?action=view&current=MorAldennLayout2.jpg

New page layout!

June 10, 2009

This is a work in progress… and while I haven’t finished writing the entire guide yet, I just can’t stop playing around with the page layout, its just too damn fun 🙂

Here’s another example of how the Guide could end up looking, its a two page spread, and I quite like it!

Example of page layout!

 

I hope you can see where I’m going with this. The idea is that the inner column will be used for pictures and lots of interesting sidebars (red bold/italic text)!